An Illustrated Guide To Famous Pop Culture Weapons

November 21, 2012


Artist Daniel Nyari (of famous robots fame) has just created this print of famous weapons from video games, comic characters, and movies. I'm not really sure how Tetris blocks (tetrominoes) count as weapons, but I suppose if you beat somebody in the head with one it would hurt, so I'll allow it. How many of the weapons can you name? I named SIX. "You're an embarrassment." My village shunned me and threw rocks until I left.

Hit the jump for closeups of each section, but head over to Daniel's Society6 shop for prints.






Thanks to PYY, who tried to tell me the most powerful weapon in the world is language even though I would take burning laser vision over being able to communicate any day.

  • ZomBBombeR

    All I can hear now is green ranger calling his zoid.

  • aww...I don't see Chuck Norris's fist here.

  • Dickie Richards

    I named six in the first row. maybe i should be running this site.

  • Fail! No Robocop or Predator weapons, but props for green power ranger dagger

  • Ross Huddleston

    Left to right, top to bottom (including obvious ones); Tetriminos (Tetris), Power Ring (The Green Lantern), The One Ring To Rule Them All (Lord Of The Rings), Pokéball (Pokémon), Batarang (Batman), Noisy Cricket (Men In Black), Koopa Troopa Shell (Super Mario Bros), Phaser Pistol (Star Trek), James Bond (Golden Gun), Bomb (Bomberman), James Bond again (Walther PPK), Dagger Of Time (Prince Of Persia), Machete (Friday The 13th), Freddy Krueger Glove (Nightmare On Elm Street), Infinity Gauntlet (Marvel Comics), Scorpions Spear (Mortal Kombat), Whip (Indiana Jones), Plasma Cutter (Dead Space), H&K USP Match 2 (Tomb Raider), Crowbar (Half Life), Hammer (Donkey Kong), Dragon Dagger (Power Rangers), Mjölnir (Thor), Kung Lao's Hat (Mortal Kombat), Assault Rifle (Halo), Captive Bolt Gun (No Country For Old Men), Katana + Nunchaku + Bō + Sai (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ryno V (Ratchet and Clank), Gravity Gun (Half Life 2), Lightsaber (Star Wars), Cricket Bat (Shaun Of The Dead), Wand (Harry Potter), Chainsaw (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Power Sword (Master Of The Universe), Sword Of Omens (Thundercats), Excalibur (Arthurian Legend), Portal Gun (Portal), Captain America Shield (Marvel Comics), Master Sword and Shield (Legend of Zelda), Blades of Chaos (God Of War), Proton Pack (Ghostbusters), Cloud Strife Buster Sword (Final Fantasy VII), MK 2 Lancer Assault Rifle (Gears Of War), Hattori Hanzo Sword (Kill Bill), Gunblade (Final Fantasy VIII), Soul Edge Sword (Soul Caliber), BFG 9000 (Doom). Did I win the internet? *faps to more porn*

  • Back to 4chan with you! Lol, gj. Though, I'm pretty sure what you're thinking is LotR is really a sonic has more of an 8bit look to it.

  • Ross Huddleston

    I have a confession to make. I read the text on the bottom of the first image. It specifies it as the LOTR ring. Otherwise though, I would agree with you on the Sonic Ring because it does look like that.

  • Brandon

    About 29, if I include the couple I know which genre/medium, but not the name of the specific game/show or cartoon/anime. And a couple more I recognize, but I don't know from where.

  • Derek

    The black shield everyone is referring to is actually Kung Lao's blade hat from Mortal Kombat -

  • Oz Baxter

    No Sonic Screwdriver? Boo.

  • TheOtakuX

    That's a tool, not a weapon.

  • Sir-Reginald72

    A pokeball is a weapon???

  • Federico Ulfo

    no BFG-9000 or any other weapons from Doom, Quake, Wolfstein 3D... and even worst, there are not Tanks from Starcraft... pfff nubby!

  • NutSpark

    Last one on the poster with them all is the BFG-9000.

  • Glenn Vliegen

    Black shield is H.A.L. 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey I think..

  • Justin

    Is the samurai sword from samurai jack?

  • AaaronG

    Odd that Tetris is included...

  • Guest

    They're giant floating bricks capable of squashing their enemies. Mwa haa ha haa

  • Tetris, Green Lantern, Sonic, Pokemon, Batman, Men in Black, Mario, James Bond, No Idea, Bomberman, Metal Gear Solid?, Prince of Persia, No Idea, Freddy, Infinity Gauntlet, Scorpian (Mortal Kombat), Indiana Jones, Dead Space, Hitman, Half Life, Donkey Kong, Power Rangers, Thor, No Idea Black Shield, Gravity Gun, No Idea Black Gun, Star Wars, No Idea Wooden Bat (Homeland)?, No Idea Giant Nail, The tank from the Fireman game on PS1?, Ninja Turtles, No Idea Weird gun, Chainsaw from a random zombie game?, No Idea weird sword with four balls, Thunder Cats, Legend of zelda (sword and shield), Excalibur?, God of War, Portal, Captain America, Ghost Busters, FF7, Gears of War, FF8 (Gunblade), Random Katana?, Soul Caliber, No Idea Black Gun

  • Matt D

    well you have to remember it never said they we're all video games so i'd say, what you think is a bat from homeland is the cricket bat from "Shaun of the dead" and the tank from the fireman game is actually a "captive bolt" from "no country for old men"( http://www.thecinemasource.... )
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  • Not sure but I think the black "sheild" is actually HAL 9000, the katana is the Hatori Hanso from Kill bill, Bottom black gun is the BFG, wooden bat might be from Sean of the dead. That night stick next to it is bothering me tho can't figure it out ; ;

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